Florida's unemployment agency leaked Social Security data last month
Florida, which decommissioned its centralized IT agency last year, has compromised the personal information of 98 unemployment insurance applicants.
'Not a data scientist' says Florida Gov. DeSantis of fired GIS manager
Rebekah Jones, who said she was taken off Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, "exhibited a repeated course of insubordination," according to the governor's office.
States' rushed IT upgrades spark data leaks, transparency concerns
The pandemic is forcing states to accelerate upgrades to critical IT systems, which in turn is compromising personal data and upending normal procurement steps.
As economies reopen, demands on state IT begin to flatten
State technology officials have been slammed with new projects to support other agencies during the pandemic, but two officials in Ohio said they're finally planning for life back in the office.
State and local governments grasp for IT aid, announce key personnel moves
This week elevated discussions on the support state and local government IT offices will need to serve constituents throughout the pandemic and beyond. California, Idaho and the CIty of Los Angeles, meanwhile, announced new hires in key IT roles.
Slow internet, poor preparation plague local governments amid pandemic
Local government IT leaders say they're facing a raft of issues as they work remotely, which they expect to continue managing for many months more.